Girls Team Coaching Staff

lazar gakev     LAZAR GAKEV - Head Coach

2000-present: Girls Team Head Coach, World Cup Gymnastics
Coached many NY State and Regional Champions and National Qualifiers

2015: USA National Team Coach - TOPS Nationals (B Team)
Gymnast: Jessica Reith

1997-2000: Girls Team Assistant Coach, World Cup Gymnastics

1994-1997: Girls Team Assistant Coach, Flips Gymnastics, Sparks, NVCoached U.S. Bars Champion, Mary Beth Arnold

1992: Bachelor of Science, Coaching in Gymnastics, National Sports Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria

AS A GYMNAST
1981-1988: Mens Team, Bulgaria National Team
1988: Bulgaria Olympic Team - Alternate
1987: Cupers Cup, Antwerp, Belgium - 1st All-Around
Bulgarian National champion in various events/age groups

  

coach krasi     KRASIMIRA STOYCHEVA - Team Coach

1999-present: Girls Team Assistant Coach, World Cup Gymnastics
Coached many NY State and Regional champions and National Qualifiers

AS A GYMNAST
1970-1976: Womens Team, Bulgaria National Team
1974: World Championships, Varna, Bulgaria
1972: Bulgarian Olympic Team Member

  

coach matt     MATT MAUCIONE - Team Coach

2007-present: Girls Team Assistant Coach, World Cup Gymnastics
Coached NY State and Regional Champions
Coached National Qualifier

AS A GYMNAST
1997-2006: Boys Team, World Cup Gymnastics
5-time National qualifier
2-time Regional team member
7-time NY State All-Around champion

 

coach maggie     MAGGIE PESHEVA - Assistant Team Coach

2010-present: Girls Team Assistant Coach, World Cup Gymnastics
Coached NY State champions

AS A GYMNAST
2000-2005: Girls Team, World Cup Gymnastics
2004: Regional Championships - 1st All-Around
     

 

 JENNA MUNDREE - Assistant Team Coach

2013-present: Girls Team Assistant Coach, World Cup Gymnastics
Coached NY State champions

AS A GYMNAST
2000-2006: Girls Team, World Cup Cymnastics
3-time Regional Qualifier

 

 JOSH WARD - Assistant Team Coach

2015-present: Girls Team Assistant Coach, World Cup Gymnastics

AS A GYMNAST
2000-2006: Boys State competitor

 

ALINNE GAMMA - Assistant Team Coach

2015-present: Girls Team Assistant Coach, World Cup Gymnastics

 AS A GYMNAST
2000-2006: Girls Team, Mexican National Qualifier